Boat and bike Danube MS Normandie

The perfect Kombination - with boat and bike

Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Passau

Along the blue Danube.

By bike and boat along the river Danube – a really special experience, because your “swimming hotel” is accompanying you at all times!

The impressing Danube loop, the fascinating landscape of the Wachau region with its wine terraces, fortresses and palaces, the untouched forests of national park Donauauen and the picturesque Hungarian Danube bend alternate with pulsating cities as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

The broad river runs like a silver thread through Budapest and divides the city into hilly Buda and flat Pest. In Esztergom the imposing dome of the basilica is greeting you already from afar. Bratislava, formerly known as Pressburg, the Slovakian capital city at the feet of the Carpathians is inviting for a large stroll through the bewitching old city. Do you want to flirt with Vienna, the city of Waltz? A firework of places of interest, small, dreamy coffee shops and comfortable wine taverns are awaiting you.

Hungary
Austria
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 50
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Itinerary

Arrival in the "Three River City". Passau attracts many with the world's greatest church organ at the Stephansdom and it’s charming Old Town. Embarkation will be around 4:00 pm, departure around 7 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell

The day starts in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria), where we head towards the "Great Loop" - one of the most beautiful and original sectors of the Danube. Your cycling will encounter small villages and cosy must-see taverns. You'll board again in Brandstatt. Then, you "sail into the night" towards Bratislava.

Arrival at Bratislava. You start cycling from Bratislava via Hainburg to the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof beautifully terraced gardens and idyllic manor farm further on to Devin and then back to Bratislava. Tip: discover the hidden alleys of Bratislava, places and all the sights of this ambitious metropolis during a tour by mini train and by foot. In the night shipping to Budapest.

In the early morning, you enjoy the panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscape on the Sundeck. The gateway to Budapest is overwhelming, as many of the famous tourist features are situated directly next to the river bank. In the afternoon you can explore the numerous attractions of the city. Nearby, you find the Margaretheninsel which is outstandingly qualified for a small bike tour or the charming town of Szentendre with Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art life. In the night shipping to Visegrad.

The Danube bend is definitely one of most delightful and attractive parts and is called the Hungarian Wachau. Today's bike leg starts at Visegrad with its famous fortress and the ruins of the former palace. You can choose from 2 different routes: the longer one includes a side trip to the island of Szentendre and the baroque village of Vác, which has been influenced by the architects of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. The other route leads you directly to the bishop-town of Esztergom, with its gorgeous basilica – Hungary's largest Catholic Church – overlooking the village. In the night shipping to Vienna.

You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral, the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. In the night shipping to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).

Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the small village of Pöchlarn you will board again. After the farewell gala dinner, you start “sailing” back to Passau.

Every journey draws to an end. Once again you enjoy on deck the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley. Take a last sight at the Schlögener Schlinge ("Great Loop") before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Arrival: approx at 10:00 a.m., disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.

The route

Flat and slightly downhill, for relaxed cycling, suitable for beginners and children.

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
25.04.2020 |
Saturday
Season 2
09.05.2020 | 23.05.2020 | 12.09.2020 | 26.09.2020 |
Saturday
Season 3
06.06.2020 | 20.06.2020 | 04.07.2020 | 18.07.2020 | 01.08.2020 | 15.08.2020 | 29.08.2020 |
Saturday
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - main deck, DE-DOSBN-08I-H
Base price
799.00
889.00
929.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room 50% 50% 50%
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - top deck, DE-DOSBN-08I-O
Base price
949.00
1,039.00
1,079.00
Abschlag 2-Bett-Kabine achtern -110.00 -110.00 -110.00
Surcharge sgl cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room 50% 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 |
Saturday
Season 2
May 9, 2020 | May 23, 2020 | Sep 12, 2020 | Sep 26, 2020 |
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 6, 2020 | Jun 20, 2020 | Jul 4, 2020 | Jul 18, 2020 | Aug 1, 2020 | Aug 15, 2020 | Aug 29, 2020 |
Saturday
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - main deck, DE-DOSBN-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - top deck, DE-DOSBN-08I-O
Base price
Abschlag 2-Bett-Kabine achtern
Surcharge sgl cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin as sgl room
799.00
50%
949.00
-110.00
300.00
50%
889.00
50%
1,039.00
-110.00
300.00
50%
929.00
50%
1,079.00
-110.00
300.00
50%
Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 - Apr 25, 2020
Season 2
May 9, 2020 - May 9, 2020
May 23, 2020 - May 23, 2020
Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 12, 2020
Sep 26, 2020 - Sep 26, 2020
Season 3
Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 6, 2020
Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 20, 2020
Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 4, 2020
Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 18, 2020
Aug 1, 2020 - Aug 1, 2020
Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 15, 2020
Aug 29, 2020 - Aug 29, 2020
Passau H Hauptdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3***
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3***
Passau H Hauptdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3***
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3***
Passau O Oberdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3***
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3***
Passau O Oberdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3***
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3***
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
55.00
84.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
Apr 25, 2020 |
Saturday
Season 2
May 9, 2020 | May 23, 2020 | Sep 12, 2020 | Sep 26, 2020 |
Saturday
Season 3
Jun 6, 2020 | Jun 20, 2020 | Jul 4, 2020 | Jul 18, 2020 | Aug 1, 2020 | Aug 15, 2020 | Aug 29, 2020 |
Saturday
Passau H Hauptdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3*** 55.00 55.00 55.00
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3*** 84.00 84.00 84.00
Passau H Hauptdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3*** 55.00 55.00 55.00
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3*** 84.00 84.00 84.00
Passau O Oberdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3*** 55.00 55.00 55.00
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3*** 84.00 84.00 84.00
Passau O Oberdeck
Extra night p.p. DR/BB Passau 3*** 55.00 55.00 55.00
Zusatznacht im EZ/ÜF Passau 3*** 84.00 84.00 84.00
Filter
7-gear unisex (back pedal brake)
7-gear unisex (free wheel)
Electric bike
75.00
75.00
165.00

Services & Extras

Services
  • 7 nights in outside cabins of the MS Normandie with private facilities and air condition
  • Programme according itinerary from/to Passau
  • Captains greeting and Welcome-Drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
  • Full meals: 7x breakfast, 6x lunch snack on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
  • Passenger fees and port fees
  • Daily Live-Music
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)

Services not included

  • Journey to and from Passau
  • shuttles
  • entrance fees and excursions
  • bike rental
  • travel insurances
  • parking fee
  • ferry fees
  • drinks on board
  • tips.
Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship 68.-
  • Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship € 79.- (registration form in the travel-documents, payable on site)

• Embarkation: ca. 4-5 pm, disembarkation: ca.. 10:30 am. • Bicycles on board: unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model), 7 gears with coaster breaking hubs or 7 speed freewheel hubs (subject to availability) and pannier bag. E-Bikes are available after prior request and at limited number. Please indicate your body height when you book • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. • Languages on board: German, English • Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. All cycle tours can be classified as being easy. • Luggage: we recommend rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. Please be aware that the cabin storage space is very limited • Smoking: the interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.• Land excursions: we offer an optional (surcharge - not included in the tour price) excursion programme which can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. Together with your travel documents you will get a brief description. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English) • Routing/Program: basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges. Please be aware that a cruise ship on the Danube is not only your hotel but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive please bring your own ear plugs. •Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six(6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy. • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

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